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Principal Investigators:

Irving Foster Brown, WHRC - Woods Hole Research Center (US-PI)
Benedita Gomes Esteves, UFAC - Universidade Federal do Acre (SA-PI)
Marcos Silveira, UFAC - Universidade Federal do Acre (SA-PI)

 

Abstract 2003:  Land-Cover/Land-Use Change and Carbon Dynamics in an Expanding Frontier in Western Amazonia: Acre, Brazil (View)

 
Resumo 2003:  Mudanças na Cobertura e Uso de Terra e a Dinâmica do Carbono em uma Fronteira em Expansão no Oeste da Amazônia: Acre, Brasil

 

Abstract 1998:  Land-Cover/Land-Use Change and Carbon Dynamics in an Expanding Frontier in Western Amazonia: Acre, Brazil (View)

 

Resumo 1998:  Mudanças na Cobertura e Uso de Terra e a Dinâmica do Carbono em uma Fronteira em Expansão no Oeste da Amazônia: Acre, Brasil

 

Investigation Duration:   07/1998 - 12/2005

 

LC-35 is a successor to investigation LC-02.

 

Participants:

Monica Julissa De los Rios Maldonado, UFAC - Universidade Federal do Acre
Judson Ferreira Valentin, Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária, Centro de Pesquisa Agroflorestal do Acre-CPAFAC
Andrea Silva Alechandre, UFAC - Universidade Federal do Acre
Angelica Maria Almeyda, Stanford University
Eufran Amaral, Governo do Estado do Acre, Secretaria de Estado de Meio Ambiente
Ronaldo Araújo, Universidade Federal do Acre-Parque Zoobotânico-Setor de Estudos do Uso da Terra e Mudanças Globais (UFAC/PZ/SETEM)
Paulo Artaxo, Co-Investigator, USP - Universidade de Sao Paulo
Grenville Barnes, University of Florida
Silvia Helena Costa Brilhante, Co-Investigator, UFAC - Universidade Federal do Acre
Irving Foster Brown, US-PI, WHRC - Woods Hole Research Center
Plínio Barbosa de Camargo, USP - Universidade de Sao Paulo
Luis Andre de Lima Correia, Universidade Federal do Acre - Parque Zoobotânico - Setor de Estudos do Uso da Terra e Mudanças Globais
Átila De Araújo Magalhães, Universidade Federal do Acre
Alessandro Carioca de Araújo, Programa LBA
Alejandro Fonseca Duarte, Co-Investigator, UFAC - Universidade Federal do Acre
Christiane Ehringhaus, Yale University
Benedita Gomes Esteves, SA-PI, UFAC - Universidade Federal do Acre
Roberto Feres, UFAC - Universidade Federal do Acre
Carlos Augusto Klink, UnB - Universidade de Brasília
Jeffrey Benson Luzar, University of Florida
Matt Marsik, department of geography - university of florida
Paulo Henrique da Silva Maurício, Universidade Federal do Acre
Antonio Willian Flores de Melo, Universidade Federal do Acre
Elsa Mendoza, Co-Investigator, IPAM - Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental da Amazônia
Tânia Moreira Menezes, Universidade Federal do Acre/Parque Zoobotânico/SETEM
Daniel Nepstad, Co-Investigator, Woods Hole Research Center
Nara Vidal Pantoja, UFAC - Universidade Federal do Acre
Rodrigo Otávio Peréa Serrano, Universidade Federal do Acre
Karla da Silva Rocha, Universidade Federal do Acre
Sumaia Saldanha de Vasconcelos, LBA-Acre LC-02
Cleber Salimon, Universidade Federal do Acre
Ramene Hevea dos Santos, UFAC - Universidade Federal do Acre
Larissa Santos Saraiva, UFAC-PZ-SETEM
Peter Schlesinger, Woods Hole Research Center
Diogo Selhorst, UFAC - Universidade Federal do Acre
Alberto W Setzer, CPTEC - Centro de Previsão do Tempo e Estudos Climáticos (INPE)
Yosio Edemir Shimabukuro, INPE - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais
Marcos Silveira, SA-PI, UFAC - Universidade Federal do Acre
Adelia Maria Oliveira Sousa, Universidade de Évora
Francisco Kennedy Souza, Co-Investigator, Indiana University/Federal University of Acre-Brazil
Thomas A. Stone, Woods Hole Research Center
Susan E. Trumbore, University of California
Simone Vieira, CENA - Centro de Energia Nuclear na Agricultura (USP)

 

Research Sites:

Acre

 

Training and Education Activities - Accomplished:

Educational Materials:

Year
Completed
Activity Description

2004  

  • Curriculum Development

    As part of the MAP Initiative, a program on curriculum development involving over 300 rural students is underway in 15 Brazilian rural schools. The objective is to promote discussions with school educators for incorporation of aspects of land use mapping and research results produced by the LC-02 science team. Schools engaged in this programs are located in Assis Brasil, Brasiléia, and Epitaciolândia, in Acre.

Internship and Exchange Programs:

Year
Completed
Activity Description

2003  

  • Brazilian Doctoral Candidate at the University of Florida

    Carlos Valério Gomes, from the Universidade Federal do Acre (UFAC), is engaged in a Ph.D. program at the University of Florida under the supervision of Dr. Nigel Smith. His doctoral studies focus on "Opportunities and constraints of the extractivist communities in rapidly changing socio-economic context in Southwestern Amazonia".

  • Doctoral Candidate at Yale University

    Christiane Ehringhaus, a German student associated to this science team, is engaged in a program at the University of Yale, under the supervision of Drs. Michael R. Dove and Douglas C. Daly (co-supervisor). Her work is titled "Post-Victory Dilemmas: Land Use, Development Policies and Social Movements in Amazonian Extractive Reserves".

  • Peruvian Student at the University of Florida

    Angelica Almeyda, a participant of this science team, is engaged in a Masters program at the University of Florida under the supervision of Dr. Marianne Schimink. Her work concerns Land Use and Land Cover Change in Inhapari, Peru, and Assis Brazil, Southwest Amazonia, Brazil.

Lectures, Workshops, and Courses in Amazonia:

Year
Completed
Activity Description

2005  

  • Expansion of capacity building for local professionals and grass roots leaders in Acre

    Detailed analysis of deforestation patterns are now part of PROAMBIENTE initiative in Acre, a new Brazilian government program designed to pay small rural producers for maintainence of environmental services, chief among them forest cover.

    The program of validation of deforestation estimates developed by this science team has now been expanded to include capacity building for local professionals and grass-roots leaders to measure forest cover in individual properties. This first analysis has been published in Saraiva et al.(2005).

Local Community / Government Outreach:

Year
Completed
Activity Description

2000  

  • Basic Concepts of GPS, Compass, and Satellite Imagery

    A 16-hr short course taught to firemen, army officers, and technicians of the Zoobotanical Park in Rio Branco, Acre, April 2000.

  • Basic Concepts of Search and Rescue in the Forest

    A 16-hr short course taught for firemen and technicians of Zoobotanical Park and Forest Police, in Rio Branco, Acre, in September 2000

2001  

  • Basic Concepts of GPS, Mapping and Area Calculation

    This 20-hour course was offered to students and community members - rural producers and rubber tappers of extractive reserves - in the following locations in Acre, Brazil:

    • Epitaciolândia, (10 attendees)
    • Assis Brazil (12 attendees)
    • Brasilea and AMOREB (4 attendees)
    • Xapuri (10 attendees)

2003  

  • Highway to the Pacific (and the Atlantic)

    Lecture presented by Dr. Irving Foster Brown to 40 elementary school teachers from Bolivia, Brazil and Peru. It was held in Assis Brasil, Acre, in April 2003.

  • Fire and its Environmental Impacts in Amazonia

    Lecture presented by Elsa Mendoza to 25 high school students in Rio Branco, Acre.

2004  

  • The LC-02 group in Acre, led by Dr. Irving Foster Brown (WHRC/UFAC), presented more than 20 lectures to approximately 2,000 people in Brazil, United States, Bolivia, and Peru. Audiences included ambassadors, government representatives, congressmen and politicians from the three countries, university faculty, loggers, small rural producers, teachers, and students.
  • Management of Trinational Acre River Basin in early implementation stage

    Studies of this research team about the evolution of land use in the frontier region of Brazil, Bolivia and Peru have been used to formulate public policy of five Brazilian municipalities in the region, which are now linked in a consortium called CONDIAC (Inter- municipal Development Consortium for the Upper Acre River and Capixaba, Brazil). This has been expanded to include five Peruvian municipalities that have now formed a consortium, AMFROMAD. A seven-institution, three-country MOU has been signed to serve as a basis of river basin management, and several proposals to support various components of this management have used results of this science team research as their fundamental scientific basis. More about the WWFolio Bolivia for a Living Planet

  • University, M.A.P, and the Future (M.A.P. stands for Madre de Dios-Peru, Acre-Brazil, Pando-Bolivia)

    This invited inaugural lecture was presented by Dr. Irving Foster Brown at the Amazonian University of Pando, in Cobija, Bolivia for about 100 attendees, including representatives of several Bolivian universities.

  • MAP and Sustainable Development

    Lecture presented by Dr. Irving Foster Brown and Silvia Brilhante in Rio Branco, Acre. Participants included Dr. Antonino Mena, the Brazilian Ambassador to Bolivia, and representatives of the Organization of the Treaty for Amazonian Cooperation (OTCA).

  • Meeting of the Trinational M.A.P. Initiative

    Under the leadership of Dr. Irving Foster Brown, the LBA group in Acre helped organize this meeting, which was attended by approximately 600 participants from 160 institutions.

    Results of LBA research were presented in sessions concerning:

    • environmental conservation (hot pixel, deforestation)
    • economic activity related to logging
    • social equity and education

  • MAP, a Place and a Process in the Corridor of Development of Southwestern Amazonia

    By request of Peruvian congressmen, Drs. Irving Foster Brown and Elsa Mendoza, along with Bolivian and Brazilian representatives, presented the results of the MAP-IV meeting at the Peruvian Congress during a seminar addressing the economic corridor linking Brazil and Peru.

    The final document resulted from the seminar cited the "MAP initiative" as a model for the establishment of priorities for the sustainable development of Southern Peru, a region of over nine million residents.

    There were about 400 participants, including political leaderships of Bolivia and Brazil.

  • The diffuse frontier in Amazonia and the implications of teleconnections that now affect the definition of territory in the region

    In November, 2003, Dr. Irving Foster Brown was an invited speaker in a workshop organized by the Ministério da Integração Nacional (MI) in Brasília, Brazil.

    At this workshop, results of LBA research and the experience of this group with the MAP initiative were discussed contributing to the definition of the scope of the National Plan for Territorial Management (PNOT) in discussion by the MI.

  • River Basin Management: a Proposal for the Upper Acre River

    This lecture was presented by Monica de Los Rios at a meeting held in Xapuri, Acre. There were 20 participants, including mayors and representatives of five municipalities.

  • LBA results used in defining a new model for Amazonian universities: The University of the Forest.

    By request of the Brazilian Congress, Dr. Foster Brown became part of a working group for the development of a new model for Amazonian universities which will include components of land use research supported by LBA.

    Congressmen from Acre have submitted a budgetary amendment of 60 million reais (20 million dollars) for infrastructural investments for this new model, called the University of the Forest.

    Brazilian Ministries of Science and Technology (MCT), Education( MEC), and the Environment (MME) have made commitments to support this initiative.

  • Trinational Management of the Upper Acre River Basin

    Lecture presented by Monica De Los Rios in Epitaciolandia, Acre, as part of the MAP-IV initiatives. There were about 200 persons in the meeting.

  • LCLUC on the Trinational Frontier of Brazil, Bolivia, and Peru: Implications for Sustainable Development in Amazonia

    This lecture was presented by Monica De Los Rios at the MAP-IV meeting held in Epitaciolandia, Acre. Approximately 180 people participated in the meeting.

  • Fire and its Environmental Impacts in Amazonia

    Lecture presented by Dr. Elsa Mendoza (IPAM) during a meeting organized by the Rural Workers Union in Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil. There were approximately 45 participants.

  • Territorial Administration on the Amazon Frontier: the Case of Acre and the MAP Region

    Lecture presented by Dr. Irving Foster Brown during the Workshop on the National Plan for Territorial Administration held in Brasília, DF. There were about 50 participants from academia and representatives of Brazilian ministries.

  • Hot Pixels, Their Spatial-Temporal Distribution and Implications for Fires in Acre Region

    Lecture presented by Diogo Selhorst, a Masters student at UFAC, at a meeting held in Rio Branco, Acre. Representatives of state and federal environmental agencies (IMAC and IBAMA) participated in the meeting.

  • MAP, a Process of Collaboration on the Trinational Frontier of Bolivia, Brazil, and Peru: Some Results

    Lecture presented by Dr. Irving Foster Brown, Monica De Los Rios, and Dr. Elsa Mendoza at a meeting in Puerto Maldonado, Peru with participation of the Universidad Nacional Amazonica de Madre de Dios (UNAMAD) and the Universidad Nacional San Antonio Abad del Cusco (UNSAAC).

    About 50 persons attended the meeting, including the President, Vice-Presidents and Coordinators of two Peruvian universities

  • 4th Trinational M.A.P. Initiative Meeting

    The word ‘MAP’ was coined in an LBA-sponsored meeting on land use in Acre in 2000. In September 2004, during the closing ceremony of the MAP IV Meeting, Dr. Irving Foster Brown received an award from the Peruvian organizers in recognition of his role in expanding this trinational effort for sustainable development. The MAP meetings have grown 40-fold in size during the period of 6 years of the LBA effort. In the IV Meeting there were 1,200 participants from 200 instutitons.

    During the MAP-IV Meeting, results of LBA research were presented in sessions on:

    • environmental conservation (hot pixel - deforestation)

    • economic activity (logging)
    • social equity (education)
  • The Secretary-General of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO) cites the MAP process as the model for Amazonian cooperation. Brown currently serves as the organizer of the MAP Scientific Committee and as an advisor to the regional planning group.

    In August 2004, the Presidents of Brazil, Bolivia and Peru cited MAP in a joint comunique:

    “We note with satisfaction the announcement of the fifth meeting of the MAP (Madre de Dios, Acre and Pando) Initiative, which constitutes an important regional force to strengthen a zone of frontier integration.”

    These efforts constitute a significant extension of regional scientific efforts to influencing national perceptions of land use in southwestern Amazonia.

    Learn more about the MAP IV Initiative.

  • Expansion of area for information exchange

    Scientific results on river basin and land-use analysis have been used to support the expansion of the MAP process to include the Ucayali Region of Peru, at the request of the government of Ucayali.

    The MAP+U area covers over 400,000 km2 and has over a million persons residing within this region. The LBA-Acre final effort will be to consolidate a scientific community in this region, linking it with the University of the Forest initiative.

  • Publication of articles in local newspapers in Acre, Brazil

    A set of five articles was published during the burning season of 2004 in two newpapers of largest circulation in Acre State.

    The articles reported on the results of hot pixel data analysis for the MAP Region as well as on sources of smoke that came from up to 1000 km distant from the region:

    • Smoke, from where is it coming?

      Irving Foster Brown, 2004a, Jornal "Página 20, Rio Branco, September, 14, 2004, page 14

    • They don’t burn like they used to

      Irving Foster Brown, 2004b, Jornal "Página 20", Rio Branco, October 22, 2004, page 14

    • Detection of fires in the MAP (Madre de Dios, Acre, Pando) Region.Parte III

      Irving Foster Brown and Diogo Selhorst, Jornal A Gazeta, September, 11, 2004, page 02

    • Detection of fires in the MAP (Madre de Dios, Acre, Pando) Region. Parte I

      Karla da Silva Rocha and Sumaia Vasconcelos, Jornal A Gazeta, August 14, 2004, page 02

    • Detection of fires in the MAP (Madre de Dios, Acre, Pando) Region . Parte II

      Diogo Selhorst and Nara Pantoja, Jornal A Gazeta, September 04, 2004, page 02

  • Declaration of Puerto Maldonado (MAP V) on Education without Frontiers in Support of Integration and Sustainable Development of the MAP Region

    Irving Foster Brown was primary author of the introduction of the MAP IV Initiative.

2005  

  • Inter-Oceanic Highway and Land Use

    This team is expanding the application of its research results of land-use for the trinational Acre River Basin to include the Interoceanic highway to the Pacific.

    The Brazilian and Peruvian governments have just initiated a 900- million-dollar project to pave this highway. The Acre State Government has asked this science team's help in designing how to mitigate adverse impacts of this construction and to participate in a regional planning approach.

Outreach to Local Community:

Year
Completed
Activity Description

2003  

  • Basic Education Program at the frontier: Brazil, Peru and Bolivia

    Under the leadership of Irving Foster Brown, this science team in Acre, Brazil, initiated a trinational program for the development of basic educational modules which include research results on natural resource management, local impacts of global change, and basic human rights.

    The initiative now counts with the expressed support of six municipal secretaries of education and the Secretary of Education of the State of Acre.

Short Courses / Seminars / Workshops / Conferences:

Year
Completed
Activity Description

2001  

  • Basic Concepts of GPS, Mapping and Area Calculation

    A 16-hour course taught to undergraduate students in Agronomy at the Federal University of Acre (UFAC) and technicians at IBAMA, in Rio Branco, Acre, March 2001.

2003  

  • Highway to the Pacific (and the Atlantic)

    Lecture presented by Irving Foster Brown for about 40 elementary school teachers from Bolivia, Peru and Brazil, in Assis Brasil, Acre.

  • Education for the 21st Century, Building a New Educational Model in the MAP Region

    Lecture presented by Ivanir Oliveira and Ramene dos Santos at the MAP IV meeting held in Brasileia, Acre.

  • The Crossing of Inter-Oceanic Highways, Biodiversity Corridors, Trinational Rivers, and their Implications for Sustainable Forest Management in the Southwest of Amazonia

    Lecture presented by Irving Foster Brown at the 2003 Meeting of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), held in Brasília, DF, Brazil.

  • Cooperation and Hope in the Americas: An Example From Where Brazil, Bolivia and Peru Meet

    Lecture presented by I. Foster Brown at Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts for about 150 attendees.

  • Research at UFAC and MAP

    Lecture presented by Dr. Irving Foster Brown (UFAC) and Christine Ehringhaus (Yale University) for 30 students from the Eberhard Karl Universitat in Tubingen, Germany, during their visit to the LC-02 research sites and the Parque Zoobotânico facilities at the Federal University of Acre (UFAC) in Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil.

  • Support for a New University: Contributions of LBA

    Lecture presented by Dr. Irving Foster Brown (UFAC) to approximately 400 participants at the University of the Forest in Cruzeiro, Acre, Brazil.

  • Strategies in the Building of a Plan for Sustainable Development of the MAP Region ("MAP" stands for Madre de Dios in Peru; Acre in Brazil and Pando in Bolívia).

    Lecture presented to 50 participantes by Elsa Mendoza in Belém, Pará, Brazil.

  • Use of GPS for Mapping Land Use and for Management Plans

    Short courses taught for 40 participants at the Federal University of Acre (UFAC), in Rio Branco, Acre.

  • Immobilization and Transport of Trauma Victims (The Stretcher Race)

    Training in wilderness first aid and CPR was provided for students and technicians involved in field activities. The course was held at the Federal University of Acre (UFAC), in Rio Branco.

  • Management of Natural Resources: Remote Sensing and GIS applied to Ecology

    Course taught to 15 Masters students at the Federal University of Acre (UFAC), in Rio Branco, Acre.

2004  

  • Advances in developing a perspective in Brazil on accuracy assessment for deforestation and fire counts based on satellite imagery

    This science team, along with colleagues from the US and Brazil, organized the workshop Ground-based Accuracy Assessments for Fire and Deforestation Events and the oral session Accuracy Assessments and their Implications for Fire and Deforestation Monitoring at the Third LBA Scientific Conference, in Brasilia, July 2004.

    These meetings led to expanded discussions about accuracy assessment among the participants and was followed by an internship of Monica De Los Rios at INPE to initiate colaboration between INPE and the LBA-Acre Group.

Theses and Dissertations:

Year
Completed
Activity Description

2003  

  • The following students finished their Master thesis:

    • Eufran do Amaral, Federal University of Viçosa (UFV)
    • Sumaia Vasconcelos, National Institute of Amazonian Research (Inpa)

  • Three students associated with LBA-Acre have begun their Masters´ degree at the Federal University of Acre (UFAC):

    • Diogo Selhorst who works on "age-dating of timber species"
    • Monica De Los Rios who works on the "evolution of land use in the Upper Acre River Basin"
    • Rodrigo Serrano who works on the "regeneration of a keystone tree specie (Bertholettia excelsa)"

2004  

  • Land-use in Extractive Reserves

    Doctoral research in progress by Christiane Ehringhaus from Yale University.

  • Opportunities and constraints of the extractivist communities in rapidly changing socio-economic context in Southwestern Amazonia

    This research is being conducted by Valério Gomes at the University of Florida. Gomes is a Brazilian researcher at SETEM-UFAC.

  • Land Use and Land Cover Change in Inhapari, Peru and Assis Brazil, in Southwest Amazonia

    Masters thesis completed by Angelica Almeyda at the University of Florida, under the supervision of Dr. Marianne Schmink.

  • The distribution of canopy trees using GIS and high-resolution remote sensing imagery (Quickbird) at the Madereira Mil site in Itacoatiara

    Masters thesis completed by Juliana Stropp Carneiro, at INPA, under the supervision of Dr Eduardo Venticinque.

 
 

Scheduled STI Site Visits:   more

 

Datasets/Posters Available as of 2014-04-02

Datasets (with related publications, if any) (View Posters)

LBA-ECO LC-02 AVHRR MODIS and GOES Hot Pixel Distribution in Brazil, Bolivia and Peru

LBA-ECO LC-02 Biomass Inventories of two Permanent Plots in Amazonia, Acre State

  1. Vieira, S., P.B. de Camargo, D. Selhorst, R. Da Silva, L. Hutyra, J.Q. Chambers, I.F. Brown, N. Higuchi, J. dos Santos, S.C. Wofsy, S.E. Trumbore, and L.A. Martinelli. (2004) Forest structure and carbon dynamics in Amazonian tropical rain forests. Oecologia 140(3):468-479.
LBA-ECO LC-02 Comparison of Satellite Fire Products and In Situ Observations, Acre

  1. Selhorst, D; Brown, I.F. 2003. QUEIMADAS NA AMAZONIA SUL-OCIDENTAL, ESTADO DO ACRE - BRASIL: COMPARAÇÃO ENTRE PRODUTOS DE SATÉLITES (GOES-8 E NOAA-12) E OBSERVAÇÕES DE CAMPO. Anais XI SBSR, Belo Horizonte, Brasil, 05 -10 abril 2003, INPE, p. 517-524.
LBA-ECO LC-02 Daily Meteorological Data, Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil: 1970-2001

LBA-ECO LC-02 Forest Flammability Data, Catuaba Experimental Farm, Acre, Brazil: 1998

LBA-ECO LC-02 GOES-08 Hot Pixel Data from Acre, Brazil: 1998, 2000, and 2001

  1. Selhorst, D; Brown, I.F. 2003. Queimadas na Amazonia Sul-Ocidental, Estado do Acre - Brasil: Comparacao entre produtos de satelites (GOES-8 E NOAA-12) e observacoes de campo. Anais XI SBSR, Belo Horizonte, Brasil, 05 -10 abril 2003, INPE, p. 517-524.
LBA-ECO LC-02 Groundwater Levels, Catuaba Experimental Farm, Acre, Brazil: 1999-2004

LBA-ECO LC-02 High Acre Trinational River Basin Environmental Characterization: georeference of streams

LBA-ECO LC-02 Hot Pixel Fire Indicator Data for Tri-national MAP Region: 2003-2006

  1. I. F. Brown; E. M. N. P. Moulard; J. Nakamura; W. Schroeder; M. R. Maldonado; S. S. Vasconcelos; D. Selhorst. Relatorio preliminar do mapeamento de areas de risco para incendios no leste do Estado do Acre: Primeira aproximacao. 18 ago 06. Rio Branco: Ministerio Publico Federal do Acre, 2006
  2. I. F. Brown; S. S. Vasconcelos. As queimadas de 2005 e seu impacto nas florestas do Acre. Jornal Página 20, p. 20, 11/01/2006
  3. Vasconcelos, S.S., I.F. Brown. 2007. The use of hot pixels as an indicator of fires in the MAP region: tendencies in recent years in Acre, Brazil. In: Simposio Brasileiro de Sensoriamento Remoto, 13. (SBSR), 21-26 abr. 2007, Florianopolis. Anais. Sao Jose dos Campos: INPE, 2005. Artigos, p. 4549-4556. CD-ROM.
  4. Vasconcelos, S.S.; N. V. Pantoja; D. Selhorst; I.F. BROWN. 2005. Evolucao de focos de calor nos anos de 2003 e 2004 na regiao de Madre de Dios/Peru - Acre/Brasil - Pando/Bolivia (MAP): uma aplicacao regional do banco de dados INPE/IBAMA. In: Simposio Brasileiro de Sensoriamento Remoto, 12. (SBSR), 16-21 abr. 2005, Goiania. Anais. Sao Jose dos Campos: INPE, 2005. Artigos, p. 3411-3417. CD-ROM.
LBA-ECO LC-02 Upper Acre river Basin Characterization: topography

LBA-ECO LC-02 Upper Acre River Basin: Municipalities and Basin Area

Posters (with related publications, if any)

Spatial analysis of heat areas: a confront with vegetation (Poster)


 

Publications:

Martinelli LA, Almeida S, Brown IF, Moreira MZ, Victoria RL, Filoso S, Ferreira CAC, Thomas WW. (2000) Variation in nutrient distribution and potential nutrient losses by selective logging in a humid tropical forest of Rondonia, Brazil. Biotropica, 32, 597-613. (abstract)

Salimon CI, Brown IF. (2000) Secondary forests in western Amazonia: Significant sinks for carbon released from deforestation? Interciencia, 25, 198-202. (abstract)

Brown IF, Kainer K, do Amaral E. Extractive Reserves and Participatory Research as Factors in the Biogeochemistry of the Amazon Basin, in The Biogeochemistry of the Amazon Basin,, edited by Michael E.McClain, Reynaldo Victoria and Jeffrey E.Richey, Oxford University Press, 2001.

Vieira S, de Camargo PB, Selhorst D, Da Silva R, Hutyra L, Chambers JQ, Brown IF, Higuchi N, dos Santos J, Wofsy SC, Trumbore SE, Martinelli LA. (2004) Forest structure and carbon dynamics in Amazonian tropical rain forests. Oecologia, 140, 468-479. (abstract)

Pantoja NV, Selhorst D, Rocha KS, Lopes FMdC, Saraiva LS, Vasconcelos SS, Brown IF. (2005) Field observations of fires in eastern Acre State:data for the validation of hot pixels derived from satellite images. Simpósio Brasileiro de Sensoriamento Remoto, 12, 3215-3222.

Vasconcelos SS, Brown IP. (2007) The use of hot pixels as an indicator offires in the MAP region: tendencies in recent years in Acre, Brazil. Simpósio Brasileiro de Sensoriamento Remoto, 13, 4549-4556.

 

Matrix of Publications-Datasets:  more

 

Science Questions:

Carbon Dynamics:

        CD-Q3d - What portion of the Amazônia–wide carbon flux is from fire? How do ecosystems recover from fire? What are the relations between land management and fire occurrence/frequency?

Land Cover and Land Use Change:

        LC-Q1 - What are the rates and mechanisms of forest conversion to agricultural land uses, and what is the relative importance of these land uses?
        LC-Q3 - What is the area of forest that is affected by selective logging each year? How does the intensity of selective logging influence forest ecosystem function, thus altering forest regrowth and flammability?
        LC-Q4 - What are plausible scenarios for future land cover change in Amazônia?
 
 
 
 
 
 

Other Research Teams:

CD-01  -  CD-02  -  CD-03  -  CD-04  -  CD-05  -  CD-06  -  CD-07  -  CD-08  -  CD-09  -  
CD-10  -  CD-11  -  CD-12  -  CD-14  -  CD-15  -  CD-17  -  CD-18  -  CD-30  -  CD-31  -  
CD-32  -  CD-33  -  CD-34  -  CD-35  -  CD-36  -  CD-37  -  CD-40  -  CD-41  -  LC-01  -  
LC-03  -  LC-04  -  LC-05  -  LC-06  -  LC-07  -  LC-08  -  LC-09  -  LC-10  -  LC-11  -  
LC-12  -  LC-13  -  LC-14  -  LC-15  -  LC-16  -  LC-21  -  LC-22  -  LC-23  -  LC-24  -  
LC-30  -  LC-31  -  LC-32  -  LC-33  -  LC-34  -  LC-35  -  LC-36  -  LC-37  -  LC-38  -  
LC-39  -  ND-01  -  ND-02  -  ND-03  -  ND-04  -  ND-06  -  ND-07  -  ND-08  -  ND-09  -  
ND-10  -  ND-11  -  ND-30  -  ND-31  -  PC-30  -  TG-01  -  TG-02  -  TG-03  -  TG-04  -  
TG-05  -  TG-06  -  TG-07  -  TG-08  -  TG-09  -  TG-10  -  TG-30  -  TG-31  -  TG-32

 


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